Ensuring Equitable Access to Renewable Energy

May 3, 2019

I was pleased to join my colleagues in the CT Black and Puerto Rican Caucus​ and Connecticut Progressive Democratic Caucus​ and members of the CT Chapter of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike to urge lawmakers to halt the diversion of Efficiency & Clean Energy funds.

We must highlight the high energy costs residents in our state are experiencing, especially in marginalized communities so we can begin to develop a solution so everyone has access to green energy and technology.

Recently, our state announced its intent to create an offshore wind farm in the Atlantic, but we must be mindful of the potential environmental impacts so we don't further harm ecosystems in the North Atlantic Ocean. We must make sure all agencies work together to create renewable energy technology and sustainable economic development that will not only be the most efficient at creating jobs, but will be the best option to protect our environment and voiceless neighbors.

I am grateful to all of the legislators, members from the CT League of Conservation Voters, Efficiency for All, Citizens Campaign for the Environment and all the students who came and participated in today's event.